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Gravy Train Tips

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Tips | How to Make Perfect Gravy

Here are a few tips on how to make the most perfect gravy.  The first thing you want to do is make sure that you have all the right kitchen tools before you start.  When you use the correct products in coordination with each other, they can produce excellent and tasty gravy.  Not only will your… Read more

Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Recipe | Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp | Fall Baking never tasted so good! Easy to make, delicious, and not overly sweet.

Oh my goodness … I just baked this wonderful Fall dessert called Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp.  It is the perfect recipe for your Fall Baking.  Delicious, and not overly sweet, it makes for a superb ending to any Fall meal.  Every bite of tender apples, covered with creamy pumpkin, and then topped off with a golden crumb mixture… Read more

Pumpkin Pie Cooking Tips

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Cooking TIps | Here are some tools and tips you need to make the most delicious Pumpkin Pie!

This time of the year showers us with many crowd-pleasing activities from tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving and more! Whatever the autumn party you choose, scrumptious pumpkins offer timeless flavors of the season. Pumpkin pie is a holiday tradition, and now is the time to start visiting the markets to retrieve your prized squash.  Below are some… Read more

How to Make Pumpkin Oranges

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Halloween | Healthy and Nutritious Pumpkin Oranges

With the pumpkin season among us, this has to be one of the cutest and healthiest Halloween snacks that I have ever made!  Making Pumpkin Oranges is super-easy to do, and a lot of fun in the process.  If you have children or grandchildren that you need to entertain and feed during the fall season… Read more

Fostoria American Goblets – 10 oz.

– Posted in: Fall Season
Fostoria | American | 10 oz. Goblets

These are the 10 oz. Fostoria American Goblets, bearing hexagonal feet.  They are substantial pieces of glassware, approximately 6⅞” tall.  Fostoria’s Goblets have long stems, which add to their stature and beauty. Though these treasures were introduced back in 1915, they still look timeless and elegant today.  The many facets of glass within their cubed design pick up all light… Read more

Halloween Eyeball Ice Cubes

– Posted in: Fall Season, Halloween
Halloween | Eyeball Ice Cubes

Are you looking for an easy party idea for your next Halloween celebration?  If so, serving Halloween Eyeball Ice Cubes with your delicious beverages will certainly be a nice trick or treat for all your party guests!  They are extremely easy to prepare, and will provide a festive display.  The shape of the eyeballs are… Read more

DIY Apple Pie Scent

– Posted in: Fall Season
The Scents of Fall - Apple Pie

Do you love the smell of Apple Pie, but don’t have the time to actually bake one?  Well, I have some good news!  You can now enjoy your own DIY Apple Pie Scent by simply dropping a few ingredients into a simmering pot.  Simmer this mixture over low heat for as long as you wish… Read more

Curcuma Ginger Plant

– Posted in: Gardening
Curcuma Ginger Plant

The colorful Curcuma is a unique and elegant plant, bearing some of the most beautiful summer blooms you will ever find.  While this plant might look intimidating to some, it is actually pretty easy to grow.  Curcuma is a tropical plant, and they love the heat.  The gorgeous spires of pink, purple and white flowers… Read more

Colorful Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)

– Posted in: Gardening
Gardening | Colorful Aglaonema

The colorful Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) is a cheerful and colorful perennial that offers fabulous foliage month after month.  We recently brought one into our home, and I can verify that they are an attractive and easy plant to care for!  It is not surprising to learn that Aglaonema is considered to be one of the… Read more

Hydrate Garden Hands with Burt’s Bees

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Gardening Tips | Hydrate Garden Hands with Burt's Bees

Working in the garden, especially during the winter when the air is cool and dry, can take a huge toll on your skin.  Hands, in particular, take a lot of punishment.  Thankfully, there are some wonderful earth-friendly products that are available from Burt’s Bees.  Using products that are 100% natural is important to me.  Brimming with… Read more

Orange Star Perennial

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Flowers | Orange Star

I recently became the caregiver of one of the most gorgeous and vivid orange plants I have ever seen – the Orange Star, or Ornithogalum dubium.  It is a beautiful perennial in the lily family.  Native to South Africa, these vibrant compact plants have large flowers that bloom over a 1-3 month period.  The high-impact florets… Read more